i am going out on friday and saturday. scoutted a nice area yesterday with a few buddys. found 7 gobblers that answerd us, and a few hens. and seen a few deer there to. latter in the afternoon i scouted an area that is bow only and seen several deer. and pushed an enormous deer out of a swamp. cant wait till deer season.
well i cant give the exact spots due to the fact that they are not mine. but its in central mass near the quabbin its right next to barre falls. i dont know the exact town though... friday is going to be my first turkey hunt.. hell its my first hunting experience.. its only tuesday and i am excited already. i can still hear the sound of those gobblers in the distance,
Rolled one today... he came right in to my decoy and calls... first thing in the morning. I put the bead on him, squeezed the trigger, and he went down like a ton of bricks. Usually I run right at them after I shoot and step on their heads, etc., but this time i started to gather my stuff. Then the bird flopped up and ran / flew away... I couldn't believe it... I must have just stunned him good.
Needless to say, I'm not a happy person this morning...
I put two pix in the bird huntin forum but I'll put one of them here to.I got my two birds already, heres the smaller one.
I must admit that I have missed a big game animal with a rifle. And not only was it a bull elk, it was the largest bull that I have had in my sights with a tag in my hand. But, as with most "missed shot" stories, I have an excuse. Moisture doesn't really ever bode well for hunting equipment. When moisture (either rain or snow) gets into a firearms barrel, nothing good takes place. A couple rain drops down there can change the point of impact drastically and a barrel jammed with snow after a...